Specific weight 8.96 g/cm³
Melting point 961°C
Mohs hardness 2.5-3
Element symbol Ag from Argentum (lat.)
Silver is a shiny white metal that reflects light more than any other metal. It is a millennia-old jewelry material that is elementally found in nature. It is 20 times more abundant in the earth’s crust than gold and about 700 times rarer than copper.
The name for pure silver is fine silver. Sometimes it is alloyed with copper to change its appearance. 925/1000 or 935/1000 are common alloys. Silver oxidizes with oxygen or hydrogen sulfide, both fundamental gases of our atmosphere, and develops a superficial yellowish-brown discoloration. This special feature is utilized in blackened silver.